call for submissions
Issue 13 will be curated around the theme of *home /
homeland*—submissions will be read until August 15th, 2013
*objects* page is looking for new work: think objects of the everyday
transformed somehow by the theoretical or poetical—not necessarily
poetry, but images, essays, notes; submissions will be viewed on an
Please follow the guidelines under submit:::
Dear Sir, is about to get a face lift and will
be taking a renovations hiatus after issue 13. The above is our last call for submissions until our grand re-opening.
is a quarterly online journal created from the want to present
innovative, unconventional or emerging voices in literature. It is
based around the concept of quality over quantity, and will therefore
only feature a clutch of writers in each issue whose work in some way,
and somehow, surprises.
follows an intentionally minimalist layout, where the frame of the page
defers to the writing within (where site is retina then writing = iris
and page the sclera).
for Dear Sir, came about
while reading Ulysses: if
magazines like The Little Review
and the Egoist never took a
chance on serializing Joyce's work in 1918, we may never have had it in
issue 7 to issue 10, Dear Sir, joined
forces with the Vienna
sharing its goal of pursuing new media explorations in contemporary
poetry. See issue 11 for a tribute to the late Ide Hintze (1953–2012),
co-founder of the school. For a similar joining-of-forces with Dear Sir, please contact the
wants to take chances. Is playful. Will play.
short or long poems in English, German or French, submit narratives,
fragments, notations of sound poems, marginalia, experiments and
manifestos, send traditional forms revamped, dialogues, monologues and
monosyllables. Dear Sir,
leans towards the poetic, the speculative and the cross-genre.
note on translations: creativity and poetic license are strongly
encouraged in your translations—think metonymy over copy. If you have
something already translated, do send, as long as the writer translated
from is an emerging one (i.e. not established) or that your translation
of an established writer is somehow whacky.
A note on
collaborations: bien sûr, unbedingt, yes.
Of note: Dear Sir, also goes by Sandra
Before you press "send" please take into
account the following guidelines:
submissions should be sent to sir [at] dearsir [dot] org
either in the body of an email or as ONE .doc(x) / .rtf / .pdf
multiple attachments are sent, none of them will be opened. Same goes
links in the body of your email or submissions sent by link: Dropbox,
WeTransfer, links to your work on YouTube, whathaveyou, will not be
opened, and the email will be deleted.
– If you
have a multi-media work of considerable (file) size, send a sized-down
excerpt of this
piece and a description of it in writing.
the body of your email, please include a